1986 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the South American zone (CONMEBOL). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 10 CONMEBOL teams entered the competition. The South American zone was allocated 4 places (out of 24) in the final tournament.

South America's automatic qualifying berths were taken by Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay.

Tournament Structure[edit]

The 10 teams were divided into 3 groups. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The number of teams and spots for each group were as follows:

  • Group 1 had 4 teams. The group winner would qualify. The runner-up and 3rd-placed team would advance to the CONMEBOL Play-offs.
  • Groups 2 and 3 had 3 teams each. The group winners would qualify. The runners-up would advance to the CONMEBOL Play-offs.

In the Play-offs, the 4 teams played a in knockout tournament, with matches on a home-and-away basis. The tournament winner would qualify.

Key to colours in group tables
Team qualifies for the World Cup
Team advances to the play-offs

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 9
 Peru 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 8
 Colombia 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 6
 Venezuela 6 0 1 5 5 15 −10 1
  Argentina Colombia Peru Venezuela
Argentina Argentina 1–0 2–2 3–0
Colombia Colombia 1–3 1–0 2–0
Peru Peru 1–0 0–0 4–1
Venezuela Venezuela 2–3 2–2 0–1

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 Chile 4 2 1 1 10 5 +5 5
 Ecuador 4 0 1 3 4 11 −7 1
  Chile Ecuador Uruguay
Chile Chile 6–2 2–0
Ecuador Ecuador 1–1 0–2
Uruguay Uruguay 2–1 2–1

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 4 2 2 0 6 2 +4 6
 Paraguay 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 4
 Bolivia 4 0 2 2 2 7 −5 2
  Bolivia Brazil Paraguay
Bolivia Bolivia 0–2 1–1
Brazil Brazil 1–1 1–1
Paraguay Paraguay 3–0 0–2

Play-offs[edit]

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Paraguay  4–2  Colombia 3–0 1–2
Chile  5–2  Peru 4–2 1–0

First Leg[edit]

27 October 1985
Paraguay  3 – 0  Colombia
Hicks Goal 15'
Romero Goal 70' (p)
Cabanas Goal 79'
Report

27 October 1985
Chile  4 – 2  Peru
Aravena Goal 6', Goal 64' (p)
Rubio Goal 8'
Hisis Goal 15'
Report Navarro Goal 45', Goal 76'

Second Leg[edit]

3 November 1985
Colombia  2 – 1  Paraguay
Angulo Goal 66'
Ortiz Goal 88'
Report Ferreira Goal 57'
Pascual Guerrero, Cali
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: José Roberto Wright (Brazil)

Paraguay won 4–2 on aggregate and advanced to the Final Round.


3 November 1985
Peru  0 – 1  Chile
Report Aravena Goal 64'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 42,244
Referee: Arnaldo Cézar Coelho (Brazil)

Chile won 5–2 on aggregate and advanced to the Final Round.

Final round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Paraguay  5–2  Chile 3–0 2–2

First Leg[edit]

10 November 1985
Paraguay  3 – 0  Chile
Cabañas Goal 9'
Delgado Goal 46'
Garrido Goal 85' (o.g.)
Report

Second Leg[edit]

17 November 1985
Chile  2 – 2  Paraguay
Rubio Goal 13'
Muñoz Goal 80'
Report Schettina Goal 22'
Romero Goal 39'

Paraguay won 5–2 on aggregate and qualified for the World Cup.

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